National Parks and sites across America free on April 20

This year’s National Park Week is April 20 to 28, and to celebrate, all National Parks will be free of admission on April 20. The weather is going to be fantastic, too, with warm, temperate days in the 60s and 70s.

Celebrate Easter and Passover weekend with an outdoor adventure at Yosemite National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Sequoia National Park or the dozens of California monuments and recreation areas deemed national treasures.

Admission will be waived at all of these institutions, from the Presidio of San Francisco to the Point Reyes National Seashore and Cabrillo National Monument. Elevate your experience of the great outdoors with special activities created for the week, from beach clean ups and night sky programs to junior ranger days.

In the Bay Area, the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site is offering a Junior Ranger Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 20, with a puppet show, temporary “sailor tattoos,” an Aquatic Park Beach cleanup, a sea music singalong, rope making, a visit from the Roving Ranger van, maritime crafts, and a toy boat making station.

At the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, families can celebrate John Muir’s 181st birthday and Earth Day with live music including a bagpipe band, song performances by original cast members of the play “Mountain Days,” and exhibits by national parks and local environmental organizations. The event begins at 10 a.m. and parking, like admission, is free.

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To learn more about Northern California events and how you can enjoy National Parks Week, visit www.nps.gov/national-park-week.

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Source:: The Mercury News

      

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